TAI TOWELS AND DIPHTHONGS—continued. ' KhSmti. Sban. Transliteration. Pronunciation. 3 & AJS in Khamti ,M,<- As in ' pin ', ' met ', ' pique,' and as the ey m ' they respectively. 4 x8 u I As in * pique '. 5 «Z n «, M, 0 As the u in ' bull ', the oo in ' loot ', and the ' pope ', reipeethrely. o in 6 *e u U As the oo in * loot '. 7 wcf » «5 e As the e in ' met ', or the sy in ' they '. 8 «OL '• •M As the o in ' often ', and the o in ' pope ', respectively. The former is the short sound of No. 15. 9 afi £o3 d As in ' pope '. 10 ^6 As in Khamti u, u As in German, but both short and long, 11 *rf • at As the »' in ' shi '. 12 <pb *o5 au As the ow in ' how '. 13 "Cw <§ au A diphthong. 14 £JDO As in Khamti *«, «att, e3 Diphthongs. 15 £30 » a Aa the din 'all*. 16 ^PS? • 0* As in ( boil '. CONSONANTS. 17 rt> o ka As in 'king'. 18 0 3 Ttha As in Bengali. 19 C As in Khamti nga As in ' king '. 20 0) CO cha As in chair. In Shan pronounced as s. 21 CAD 00 sha Like the Bengali 7f. pronounced as an In Shan transliterated hft and aspirated «. 22 y q? fia, nat ya Usually ny, hut sometimes yt sometimes pronounced n, and 38 00 A® in Khamti la Aa in Bengali.